Setting Railo 4.x service to start on boot on Amazon Linux AMI

On February 25, 2013, in Railo, by Anuj Gakhar

I recently installed Railo 4.0 on a standard Amazon Linux AMI using the Railo 4.0 64-bit installer and everything went fine except that on startup, Railo won’t automatically startup. Even after a re-install (to make sure I had chosen to start Railo at boot during the installation), nothing changed. I still was not able to get […]

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Getting Railo working under Mountain Lion 10.8

On July 26, 2012, in ColdFusion, Mac, Railo, by Anuj Gakhar

I have upgraded to Mountain OSX Lion 10.8 since it’s release yesterday and although the installation went pretty smooth, I am noticing some issues with my Apache setup. I use Railo with Tomcat as the servlet engine and Apache as the webserver. If you have a similar setup, here are the minor things you would […]

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Railo, ORM and MySQL 5.5.x gotcha

On February 1, 2012, in ColdFusion, Railo, by Anuj Gakhar

I was testing the ORM stuff in the latest version of Railo (3.3.1.000 final) and after setting up the ORM settings in Application.cfc, when I tried to run the code, I could not get Railo to create the database tables, even with dbcreate=”dropcreate”. Here is my code, that was not working :- The above code […]

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Railo, MySQL and Column Aliases

On January 11, 2012, in SQL, Railo, by Anuj Gakhar

Today, I encountered an error with one of my Railo powered websites (with MySQL as database) – it started throwing an error wherever column aliases were being used in the queries. On a cfdump, the column aliases were just not there in the resultset. The original column name was, though. Running the same query in […]

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Book Review: Railo 3 Beginner’s Guide

On December 20, 2011, in ColdFusion, Railo, Books, by Anuj Gakhar

I am a regular Railo user and use it everyday. I absolutely love the product and CFML in general. So, when this book came out, my first reaction was to ask Packt Publishing for a review copy, which they happily gave to me. I have spent a few hours reading the book already and my […]

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Sending Email with the new SMTP Support for Amazon SES

On December 14, 2011, in ColdFusion, AWS, Railo, by Anuj Gakhar

Amazon recently announced that they have added an SMTP interface to their Simple Email Service. Now, this is pretty cool. This means that we can now use our very own cfmail tag in ColdFusion to send emails using Amazon’s SMTP/SES service. The Simple Email Service allows you to send emails – although you need to […]

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Directly Uploading a File to Amazon S3 with Railo

On November 29, 2011, in AWS, Railo, by Anuj Gakhar

I work with Railo and Amazon S3 on an almost daily basis and one of the things I recently looked at was how to upload a file directly to Amazon S3 when a form with a file type field is submitted. Turns out it is pretty easy to do so.  Railo has built in support […]

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PandaStream API ColdFusion Wrapper

On November 11, 2011, in ColdFusion, Railo, by Anuj Gakhar

In my recent project, one of my tasks is to encode videos in multiple formats. And we decided to use PandaStream for the job. PandaStream is a flexible and highly scalable cloud video encoding API. Here is en entire list of their supported file formats. They seem to have a fairly decent REST API, which […]

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Introduction to Present.Me

On April 15, 2011, in Web Development, Railo, Miscellaneous, by Anuj Gakhar

For the past several months, I have been involved in the technical development of a new startup Present.Me. Simply put, PresentMe lets you share your slides with the world while recording your video at the same time. It uses your webcam to capture the audio/video stream and then puts it together with the slides and […]

 

Railo, Flex Remoting and HTTP Auth

On March 29, 2011, in ColdFusion, Flex, Railo, by Anuj Gakhar

I’ve got an app running on Railo which has a Flex app being used and the Flex app uses Flex Remoting to communicate with CFC’s from Railo. That has been working absolutely fine for a few weeks now , until today, when I turned on the Apache based HTTP Authentication on the entire folder. All […]

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